Remember when...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Omegaraptor, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Hey remember the tube testers they used to have in grocery and department stores?
     
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  3. TJ1952

    TJ1952 Well-Known Member

    A blinding flashbulb from an old camera being called a nuclear explosion? Hmmm, I never heard of that.

    Even though we all knew the duck and cover thing was pretty much useless, I remember the adults taking it very serious with us kids. I don't know where you lived during the cold war but I had neighbors who built fallout shelters in their basements during the Cuban Missile Crisis! Ask your parents about it, I would be surprised if they said it was bull.
     
  4. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    I actually did like the ASE sets until the last one and did enjoy the baseball coins. I guess I should have said "Remember when the mint consistently made something worth buying."
     
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  5. brandon spiegel

    brandon spiegel Brandon Spiegel

    good point!!! some things are better than others =)
     
  6. NYandW

    NYandW Makes Cents!

    "Drop a Dime" had meaning...
     
  7. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Remember when coin dealers used teletype machines?

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  8. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    Remember when you searched your change for a 1955 DDO?
     
  9. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    Now it's the cable repairman. He's at my house more often than the TV guy was. On topic: Do you remember when half dollar coins actually circulated?
     
  10. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Sure. It was cool to get a walking Liberty.
     
  11. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    Remember when nobody wore a seatbelt and kids laid down across the whole backseat?
     
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  12. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Remember when the convenience store was actually convenient?

    Posted from my in Andriod in the 7-Eleven line.
     
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  13. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    I remember that Miss Hill always seemed to pick the day that a drill was going to be held to wear a short skirt. That always helped.:D
     
  14. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    Remember when a room at Motel 6 was only $6?
     
  15. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Remember when the post office sold savings bond stamps-- 10c and 25c?
     
  16. Twobit

    Twobit Active Member

    I most certainly do and standing up in the back of a pick up with not a care in the world but the breeze to cool you off on a hot day & learning to drive with a brown bottle between the legs cruzin through town good times.
    Nowadays they have to be in a car seat till their 8 yrs old
     
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  19. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Remember when you could remember when. :)
     
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  20. John McRaney

    John McRaney New Member

    I bought a fishing reel with my silver and then they started the modern coins. An Uncle vacationing in the Rio Grand River area in Texas said he was getting silver coinage two years after silver was taken out of circulation. Those small towns were still using the coinage from the older years. He gave me some. So all of that was stolen some years later. I remember the silver coins, steel pennies and other strange things I had no knowledge of. John D.
     
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